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 By Janell Barber    News    December 11, 2019 

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PASSWORDS Using strong passwords, not using the same password for everything and changing passwords often are some of the most important ways to keep your online accounts from being hacked. Most of these points you have heard before but check them...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    December 4, 2019

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Do not let the busyness of the holiday season overshadow the safety of your house. Increased cooking and baking, decorating and entertaining can mean increased risk of fire and accidents. The following list is courtesy of the International...

 

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Are you looking for ideas to liven up the large gathering dinner conversations? Or perhaps you need to steer the conversation in a different direction. If so, here are some conversation starter questions for all age—do not forget to involve the...

 

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It is the time of the year where many holidays and events will be celebrated with gatherings of family, friends and food. With all the hecticness, do not forget about keeping your food safe. The last thing you want is to have friends and family...

 

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Mindful Eating How many times have you done something and cannot remember what happened or what was said? Have you even found that you cannot remember what you had to eat a few hours ago? Our minds wander due to deadlines, upcoming events and other...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    November 6, 2019

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Food allergies, intolerances, sensitivities…..is there a difference? These terms are often confused to mean the same thing. It comes down to the immune system versus digestive system. Food allergies are a reaction by the immune system and can be...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    October 30, 2019

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Winter Squash – Quick and Easy Prep is possible Wondering what you are going to do with all the winter squash you grew? Or, maybe you love to eat winter squash but have a difficult time peeling and cutting it raw? This is another great reason to...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    October 23, 2019

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Having trouble falling asleep? Has someone suggested taking a bath before going to bed to help you fall asleep? Have you found it to work? Here is a brief explanation of why it is believed to work. Studies have found taking a bath approximately 90...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    October 16, 2019

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Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Eighty-two percent of seniors indicate they believe it is important to have their thinking and memory check but only sixteen percent received regular cognitive assessment...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    October 2, 2019

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Solid Finance$ The basics of money management – you make money to spend money. However, eventually, we figure out there is more to money management than making and spending. Whether it be stretching the dollar further, saving, investing, borrowing...

 

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As we age, our life circumstances and bodies change, and it becomes necessary to adapt our food intake accordingly. Many factors such as income, mobility and health issues and accessibility to food can have a profound effect on the level of...

 

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Do you knit, crochet, spin, weave, sew or quilt? Have you ever thought about entering the Make It With Wool (MIWW) contest? The MIWW promote the beauty and versatility of wool fabrics and yarns, encourages personal creativity, recognition of creative...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    August 28, 2019

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High sodium consumption raises blood pressure which is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Blood pressure begins decreasing within weeks on average when salt/sodium intake is reduced. Although we all need a small amount of sodium for...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    August 14, 2019

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Chouteau County Chosen for Exciting New Strength Training Study Chouteau County has been selected as one of six locations in Montana to participate in an exciting collaborative research study, ‘Strong People Strength Training Program: A Community...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    July 31, 2019

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With the recent temperatures exceeding 90 degrees, it reminds us of the dangers heat can have on our bodies and health. The same holds true for our pets as well. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind for pet safety during the heat. - Provide ampl...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    July 10, 2019

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The vegetables in the gardens have been looking abundant. With these observations, doing something with the produce is likely the thought swarming your head. If canning comes to mind, this is a good time to make sure you have all of your canning...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    July 3, 2019

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Pie Crust Classes – July 23 at the Big Sandy Library, 2 workshops – 1:30 – 3:30 pm or 4:00 – 6:00 pm. The class will be hands-on giving the participants the chance to assemble the pie dough ingredients and rolling and placing the dough in...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    June 5, 2019

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One of the hardest things to think about having to do is making the decision of what to do when a loved one has a terminal condition. Or perhaps you have been in the position of having made the decision in the past. You know the reality of how diffic...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    May 29, 2019

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In 2016, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) reported one in six Montanan adults provided unpaid care or assistance to a friend or family member with a health problem or disability within the past 30 days. You may be a...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    May 22, 2019

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Food Nutrition Facts Label Reading food labels is essential to making healthy food choices. It is common to think we know what the nutritional content and ingredients are but when you take a look at the label, you may be shocked at what you...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    April 24, 2019

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Individuals who have diabetes are at higher risk for mouth health problems such as gingivitis (early stage of gum disease), periodontitis (serious gum disease), thrush (infection caused by fungus growing in the mouth), dry mouth (soreness, ulcers,...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    April 17, 2019

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Every day we are faced with making decisions. They range from minor to major decisions. Some people can make decisions quickly while other people need time and information to make a decision. I recently attended a training which included a simple...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    April 3, 2019

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April is National Stress Awareness Month With life’s demands, we all experience stress. Stress is how our body and brain responds to those demands. How each one of us deals with stress is different. Some people deal with stress effectively and/or...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    March 27, 2019

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RECYCLING BONANZA – E-waste collection is back! April 27, 2019, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Dedman Foundation Parking Lot, 1410 24th St, Fort Benton It is that time of year for the annual Recycling Bonanza. This year we will be able to collect electronic...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    March 20, 2019

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Been wondering what the chia seed craze is about? Who remembers the catchy tune – “cha, cha, cha, chia”? These are indeed the same seeds that grew into the green “fur” of the popular Chia Pets and other characters. Now, chia seeds have...

 

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